To all prospective buyers please do not put ur hard earned money on this piece of crap called nokia n85.
This is my personal experience. I bought this mobile for around 500 US dollars but had to sell it after 3 days at 400. No return policy at my place.
1. Loose slider,loose numeric keypad (believe me u can take it out just by putting your nail under its lower end), it is made of very thin cheap plastic. Battery cover is also loose with play.
2. Camera is worse than my earlier n82,lack of xenon flash,poor camera butten,fails to lock focus even on repeated pressing. Poor feel of camera button.
3. OLED screen very poor performance in direct sunlight.
4. USB charger- more wear and tear at single point. The 2mm charger is most durable.
5. Fm transmitter poor signal only a gimmick.
6. Slow fp2 interface,poor graphics(no 3d accelerator)just compare the photo gallery with n82 (n82 has a graphic accelerator and dual processor)
I had to revert back to my old faithful n82 which i think is still the best nokia smartphone.
in my opinion if you want to play games,play it on pc
and if you want amazing camera,buy adigital camera
BUT if you want mobile get n85
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2009no 3d HW accelerator??? and not xenon! aww cmon n82 has it..no 3d HW accelerator??? and not xenon! aww cmon n82 has it.............................WTF another retard, who the hell buys a phone for games anyway, and a s far as xenon flash goes who cares not many people take pics at night. you cant beat n85 go cry to someone else about your old ass phone that sucks 8===D
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2009no 3d HW accelerator??? and not xenon! aww cmon n82 has it..oh n82, fm transmitter, navi wheel,2.6 " oled screen, multimedia keys, 1200 mAh battery, aww cmon n85 has them all ±_±'
VSK, 17 Jan 2009hi guys is firmware upgrade for this phone easy ? can we do it ourselves ? kindly p... morejust press *#0000# then ok u see ur firmware version on screen, select optional and then update software ur phone will be updated by latest firmware if available.. the last one is 11.047..
i got this phone just 2 weeks back .its really a great phone . but i an very much disppointed with its sound . it doesn't give that sound effect that sony ericsson phone's give. for me sound is the only drawback of this phone
I can't believe people complain so much about N85 camera. Don't forget its just a phone not a digital camera. If you want great pictures please buy camera and stop bitching about N85 picture quality. Its getting really annoying.
N82 is far better than N85...the thing that makes N85 special is that it has FM TRANSMITTER..other wise there is noway through which N82 can be beaten by N85..N82 is faster than N85 and the camera of N85 SUCKS BIG TIME...IN FACT THE CAMERA OF N85 comes no where near N82...N85 is not even a CYBER-SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HONESTLY FROM MY EXPERIENCE..N82 IS THE BEST...SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!
i want to ask n85 users.
is the socket of the sound is bit bigger than the port
and if it is no,it will affect the mobile?
jon, 17 Jan 2009hi guy just got this fone love it just one thing when i recive sms it shows just the number n... moreIt could because you have duplicated the phone contact. Check phone memory or SIM , and erase one of the duplicated phone number
hi guy just got this fone love it just one thing when i recive sms it shows just the number not the name plz could some one help me thanks jon
arunabha ghosh, 17 Jan 2009itz awesome collection has invented by nokiahi guys
is firmware upgrade for this phone easy ? can we do it ourselves ?
kindly plz send a link for the latest firmware upgrade .......
Tomal, 16 Jan 2009lol ....... i dont know y many people are complaining abt battery life of this phone ............ moregood for you that you got a non defective phone. i hope nokia care can fix mine to have that long battery life like yours. its faster to txt sms using keypad of n85 than on my 5800, im keeping my n85 after the repair
ano, 12 Jan 2009hi everyone im looking for phone that would be best for wifi or camera and where to buy those?... moreJust go to the N96,but the disadvantages is in the slide&keypad..but if i were you,i will buy N85..this is the best phone,camera&wifi are good..
And don't buy another phone except Nokia..
Nokia is the best phone product..BUY IT.. I have N85&5800 Express Music..those are useful for me..
Anonywawachi, 15 Jan 2009Hi every1! Does anyone knows what was better is it seC905 or n85.. Just a little cofused what ... moreI think u better to buy n85,Nokia it's still the best phone than SE..n85 has a good editing photos..SE is the worst software&hardware,&also have a small screen..
Don't be confused..
Go to N85 bro..
is n85 better than n95?
is the sound quality of n85 better than n95?
lol ....... i dont know y many people are complaining abt battery life of this phone ......... i bought this fone on tuesday and charged it ......... and since then i have charged the phone yesterday (friday night) ....... in between many ngage sessions and music playback and numerous software installations and uninstallations ....... so i must say the battery life is excellent for a symbian phone ....... and my one is made in China .......
if ur battery life is a problem then perhaps ur battery is either faulty or u didnt charge the phone fully at initial setup or kept on running wlan scanning with 3g on ....... or perhaps u have used the phone 24 hours straight widout any rest .......
and many people are comparing n85 with n82 or n95 ...... let me get the facts straight ...... each phones are targetted differently ...... there is no better phone overall ....... like
1. For best camera --- N82 ..... if u r camera freak, buy this one, N95.
2. For best audio ---- 5800 expressmusic, N85, N81
3. For best gaming ---- N85, N95, N82, N81
4. For best display ---- N85, N80, N95
Each phone is targetted at different markets and so u shud buy a phone dat meets ur purpose ....... like N85 is a pura multimedia phone ..... if ur r music and game freak and love to see videos on phone ...... N85 is the best non-touch screen phone for u ...... if u are camera freak, N82 is the best for u ...... every phones has some problems 2 ...... like the display of N82 sucks with bad keypads ...... N85 somewat sucks at night camera shots ...... both N82 and N95 have poorer audio quality than N81, N85 etc etc ....
so u must buy the phone dat meets ur needs best ..... otherwise u will b dissatisfied ........
abt OLED screens ...... OLED screens have approximately 5 years lifetime ....... but we dont know for sure which manufacturing tech Nokia has used in N85 ..... so we cant say exactly abt the lifetime ........ but i know it is very difficult to use a single mobile for 5 years or more ...... unless u r happy wid basic calling features for a mobile phone like Nokia 1110, u r bound to replace a phone every 2 or 3 years ...... its psychological ..... Nokia knows this very well .....